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College Board Names Twelve Commended Students from Class of 2021

Mr. John P. Pascale, Principal of the Mahwah High School, announced today that the following students have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program:  Joshua T. Bernstein, Matthew A. Brand, Jenna H. Han, Chris D. Kourkoulakos, Joanna Li, Varun U. Patel, Matthew D. Sequeira, Kruti C. Shah, Sofia M. Smith, Kyle S. Springer, Jeddy Xie, and Jessica X. Xing.


Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more that 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).


“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


Congratulations on this important accomplishment.  We wish you continued success with your future.